Find tips on establishing or maintaining a lush green lawn.

How to Aerate a Lawn By Hand

Aerate lawns by hand

Aerating involves piercing numerous holes into the lawn soil a few inches from each other. These holes are beneficial to a lawn because they allow for increased air flow in the soil, better water penetration, improved root growth, and an overall easier route for vital nutrients to gain access to the soil/roots. The best time …

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What Does Lime Do for Grass?

Lime on Grass

You may have seen bags of lime stacked next to your favorite fertilizer at your local garden center and wondered if this is something you should be using on your lawn. While lime tends be relatively inexpensive, it is not necessary for every lawn. Let’s take a look at what lime does for grass and …

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Can You Mow Wet Leaves?

how to mow wet leaves

While fall brings the beauty of leaves changing colors, it also brings the hassle of having to clean up those leaves after they fall from the trees. During the fall, the weather is notorious for being unpredictable in many areas. This is particularly true in the northern United States where the fall brings a range …

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Does Roundup Kill Grass?

Roundup grass killer

Q: Does Roundup kill grass? A: Yes, Roundup (as pictured above) is an effective way to kill both grass and weeds down to the root. It is commonly used to kill an existing lawn so that it can be seeded or sodded to establish a more appealing lawn. You must wait at least three days after application …

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